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Help with assigning helcopter Collective (throttle)


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Hi all


Building my own helicopter controls using potentiometers and having trouble with the collective. I am using a Leo Bodnar board. I have hooked up my potentiometers and in the FS9 control setup go to assign the throttle to an axis which it accepts but the collective doesn’t move and when I change to a fixed wing the aircraft throttle want move either

I have being able to assign the pedals and cyclic just not the collective any one know whats going on






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I have never done this. But looking around for an answer I found a video on YouTube where the guy goes into details of his collective build. Here is link:

. Hope this helps.


I myself use a USB 10 Key Pad and assign throttle to keys and it works good for helicopter flying. I also 'fly' race cars and it works good for that too. I have a joystick, but I wedged the throttle slider at '0' throttle position using calibration screen readout. Then assigned keys for F1, F2, F3 and F4. The keypad sits to left of keyboard and is operated with left hand. The right hand works the joystick (which sits to my right at arms length distance) with joy mounted on old speaker using screws. See pics.

Chuck B


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